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Sydney, Australia

'Forgotten Songs' Sound Sculpture

A collaboration of art and ornithology mourns the calls of Sydney's lost birds.
Civitavecchia, Italy

Fort Michelangelo

The famous sculptor had a hand in this imposing fortress.
Civitavecchia, Italy

Falcone and Borsellino and Mafia Victims Memorial

An image of two murdered magistrates became iconic and is reproduced in metal as a memorial on the Civitavecchia sea front.
Palma, Spain

Tren de Sóller

This historic electric train has operated with regularity since the early 1900s.
San Jose, California

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

An extensive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts and mummies.
San Jose, California

Rosicrucian Park

The headquarters of a secretive order is also a beautifully-designed park.
Belgrade, Serbia

Pobednik (The Victor) Monument

A towering spire in the fortress of Kalemegdan honors the victorious armies of Serbia during their struggles against the Ottoman Empire.
Belgrade, Serbia

'Roman Well' of the Belgrade Fortress

A misnamed well, with a deep dark past.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Schöner Náci

A sculpture of a beloved local figure, who tipped his top hat to everyone he passed on the streets of Bratislava.
Budapest, Hungary

William Shakespeare Statue in Budapest

How did an Australian statue of the Bard of Avon end up in the Hungarian capital?
Antarctica

Deception Island

An abandoned whaling station on an active volcano offers hot springs in Antarctica, surrounded by ruined giants of industry.
Antarctica

Antarctic Exploration Museum & Post Office

The best place to send your postcards home from Antarctica.
Stanley, Falkland Islands

Christ Church Cathedral

The southernmost Anglican cathedral in the world has whale bones standing in its yard.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Tomb of Rufina Cambacérès

A beautiful young girl said to have been buried alive in her coffin…
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Original Tomb of Tomás Guido

The humble tomb of an Argentine general, hand-built by his son using stones brought down from the Andes.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Floralis Generica

105-foot wide giant metallic flower blooms anew every day in the heart of Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cementerio de la Recoleta

Buenos Aires' city of the dead contains some very famous remains, including Eva Perón.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Caminito

A bright little alley in La Boca is a part of tango history.
Tigre Partido, Argentina

Sarmiento House

The house of a former Argentinian president stands protected within a large glass case.
Ushuaia, Argentina

Bahia Lapataia at the End of the World

The most southern point you can drive to in the Western Hemisphere.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mausoleum of José de San Martín

The final resting place of the liberator of Argentina is guarded around the clock by two soldiers.
Colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse

Constructed on the ruins of a convent, this tower saved countless lives.
Inverness, California

KPH Maritime Radio Receiving Station

An enchanting tunnel of cypress trees leads to an old morse code station still used today.
Inverness, California

Point Reyes Lighthouse

The lighthouse central to the 1980s horror classic "The Fog" is, in fact, located in one of the foggiest areas of the Pacific Coast.